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The NFL is back in Los Angeles and the Eagles will play there in 2017

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is moving back to Los Angeles. NFL owners voted and approved the St. Louis Rams to move back to their original home where they played from 1946 through 1996. The new Los Angeles Rams stadium likely won't open until 2019, but the team will play at a temporary location nearby until it's ready.

This news impacts the Philadelphia Eagles because the Birds are scheduled to play the Rams on the road in 2017. It's also possible the Eagles could be making two trips out to L.A. next year. The San Diego Chargers have the option of joining the Rams in Los Angeles if the two sides can reach a deal. Along with the Rams, the Eagles are also scheduled to play the Bolts on the road in 2017.

Another way this news impacts the Eagles is that it means the NFL owners meetings are wrapping up. Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie will be able to return to Philadelphia, which could help expedite the Eagles' head coaching search. Now Lurie doesn't have to worry about dealing with relocation meetings.

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